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In preparation for Hurricane Irma, several VA facilities in the North Florida and South Georgia areas will be closed Monday to local veterans.

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

While the public is normally urged to “thank a Veteran” they meet, the head of Florida’s Department of Veterans' Affairs also wants people to ask a state vet about their earned federal and state health benefits.

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Florida is nominating 20 more exceptional service members to the state Veterans’ Hall of Fame. A Madison County man is at the top of a list of nominees. 

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Attorney General Pam Bondi is touting her new initiative launched last month to help Florida’s military service members and veterans—the target of scams.

The Florida National Guard is asking the state legislature for $2 million to help make sure facilities are secure.

Governor Rick Scott's office

Building on a recent Executive Order from Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Agriculture is taking steps to protect members of the military and veterans. The state’s concealed weapons permit applications process for people in those categories will now be sped up.

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Governor Rick Scott’s recent approval of three public records exemptions is drawing both criticism and praise from critics and proponents alike.

Perspectives: Veterans Day 2013

Nov 7, 2013

Veterans Day is Monday, 11/11.  In advance of that day, a veterans panel talks about the day’s events, veterans services at the state and county levels and the realities of military service and its aftermath.  On the panel: Steve Murray with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs; Ben Bradwell with Leon County Veterans Services; Joe West with Veteran Events Tallahassee; and Abby Kinch, president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University.